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Travelers walk down the walkway between terminals at O'Hare International Airport on Monday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Few Memorial Day airport headaches, most wait times bearable

MIAMI — Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits…

 

Transportation Security Administration chief Peter Neffenger arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday to testify before the House Homeland Security Committee which is looking for answers on how to balance security with long lines at airport checkpoints. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by…

 

FBI accuses SFO security screeners of drug smuggling

Two airport security screeners and a San Francisco resident were arrested by…

 

Keith Srakocic/2009 ap file photoA man was arrested at SFO on public drunkenness charges after reportedly impersonating a TSA agent.

Man charged with public drunkenness after impersonating TSA agent at SFO

What a creep. A 53-year-old man was arrested for public drunkenness after…

Keith Srakocic/2009 ap file photoA man was arrested at SFO on public drunkenness charges after reportedly impersonating a TSA agent.
TSA via APThe knives that end below the red line marking 2.4 inches would be allowed on planes under a temporarily delayed TSA policy revision.

TSA might soon allow knives on planes despite outcry

Facing stiff opposition from within the airline industry and scrutiny from Congress,…

TSA via APThe knives that end below the red line marking 2.4 inches would be allowed on planes under a temporarily delayed TSA policy revision.
Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner file photoCovenant Aviation Security drew scrutiny when several whistle-blowers criticized the company’s bag-screening policies.

Covenant Aviation Security could lose its contract at SFO

The firm that screens baggage at San Francisco International Airport could lose…

Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner file photoCovenant Aviation Security drew scrutiny when several whistle-blowers criticized the company’s bag-screening policies.
Courtesy PhotoThe TSA is paying to find pea-sized threats with scanners such as the one above when all it needs is to find baseballs

Ex-air safety chief calls fancy scanners overkill

In May, San Francisco International Airport began deploying millions of dollars worth…

Courtesy PhotoThe TSA is paying to find pea-sized threats with scanners such as the one above when all it needs is to find baseballs
Courtesy PhotoDeeper look: Airport scanning machines’ “slicing capability” allows screeners to closely examine the contents of luggage using technology similar to that of a CT scan machine

SFO bag checkers flying blind

Baggage screeners at San Francisco International Airport warn that the Transportation Security…

Courtesy PhotoDeeper look: Airport scanning machines’ “slicing capability” allows screeners to closely examine the contents of luggage using technology similar to that of a CT scan machine
(Mike Koozmin/S.F Examiner)

SFO workers praise screening at San Jose airport

Screeners working at Covenant Aviation Security say Mineta San Jose International Airport…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F Examiner)
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerWorries: Suitcases make the rounds

Staff cuts have gouged major holes in security, airport screeners claim

Airline passengers may hate paying for checked bags, but screeners for the…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerWorries: Suitcases make the rounds
S.F. Examiner File PhotoA former Covenant employee said he was "instructed to keep quiet" when attempting to inform superiors about work and security issues.

Whistle-blower accusations are not new at Covenant

This is not the first time that employees at San Francisco International…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoA former Covenant employee said he was "instructed to keep quiet" when attempting to inform superiors about work and security issues.
Courtesy PhotoFrom newcomer to industry leader: Covenant Aviation Security

SFO bag screeners blame privatization for alleged air safety lapses

Covenant Aviation Security, the most prominent private company within its industry, has…

Courtesy PhotoFrom newcomer to industry leader: Covenant Aviation Security
Getty Images File PhotoL.A. way: A U.S. study found SFO screeners more efficient than LAX counterparts.

TSA baggage screeners aren’t perfect

Last March, employees at Honolulu International Airport were found to have loaded…

Getty Images File PhotoL.A. way: A U.S. study found SFO screeners more efficient than LAX counterparts.

Insulin confiscated by Transportation Security Administration screeners

A pregnant and diabetic woman had her insulin and ice packs confiscated…

Transit cops grill mentally disabled man at airport

WHAT: Two Transportation Security Administration agents singled out a mentally disabled man,…

Airport scanners may raise radiation risk if used improperly, study says

Going to the airport requires passengers to make many choices, including one…